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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ihuniluy, April 27, 1973 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID 19 Almost anyone who wants to can learn to many do! IIv .IOK JIA Ilemlll Starr Flying is still an expensive experience, bul 1 it is within llic j reach of an in- (Teasing mim- of "j class [ans. To get n _ J vale pilot's li- cense, you nectl a minimum of 40 ground hours and 33 riying hours. You should he ol reasonably good Itoallh ami eyesight, at least 17 yc.ivs old, and lie able to af- lord for inslruclimi over a six lo oiflht month pc'riocl. After you get your liccmT, you can rent a siiiRlc-engincd, two sealer airplane such us Cessna Tor an hour, fuel and insurance all includ- ed. If you want lo be a com- mercial pilot, you need at least 130 air hours beyond the private pilot's licence. The Lclhhridge Flying Club is the only facility in Alberta soulh of Calgary where you can learn to fly. The mini mum age for learning to (ly is Iti. There is no upper age Lr.iil. Medical regulations for fli- ers have been relaxed dur- ing recent years. Today, one- eyed persons may also learn to fly and gel a private pi- lot's license. Persons with correclcd vision arc also per- mitted lu learn to liy. Contrary lo popular mi.s- concoplion, tlyiiiK is much safer Ihiiii driving. In fad, slalistically [lying is lull limes safer lhan driving. Records have Cbliiblislied thai Ihcrc is one accident in every 51IO.OUO [lying hours, compared with one accident in every driving hours. One reason is that pilols re- an accident is falal. and therefore exercise extreme care. Inexperience and b a d wealher account tor almost all aircraft accidents, exclud- ing sahflagc. Engine failure or mechanical defects arc ex- tremely rare. To gel an idea of learning to fly is like, and other relevant information about avialion in southern Al- berta, I spent a Sunday morir ijig nl the Lclhbridgc Hying Club. Before Cieorge Williams, a TV station advertising execu- tive and publicity officer of Ihe club, look me into the air. 1 had coffee with about 10 club members. They included Stnbb Hoss of Time Airways, Stan Bro- der ol Lethbridgc Ail- Service, Dr. John Walker of Forl Macleod, chief flying inslruc- lor Hoy Price, Scoll Kinni- Imrgh of Kinniburgh Spray Service in Tabcr. and Jack Hccder and Jim Gunn of Veer Services. lilioner, look part in llic Il.C. Ccnlcnnial International Air Race from London, England, Vicloria, B.C. last year. The numher of aircraft in southern lias dou- bled in Hie past 10 years. Today, (here ;ire about 25 commercial and private aircraft in an area roughly smith of High River and Brooks '0 the Monlana bor- der, and east of Die D.C. bor- der Lo Medicine Hal. Most of the commercial iiirc raft are operated by Time Airways, Lcthhvidge Air Service, Fowler Aviation, Kinnib u r g h Spray Service and Hie Lelhbridgc Flying Chib. Farmers own most of Ihe private aircraft, uith physi- cians, lawyers and business- men the rest. The Flying Club has train- ee' GOO to 700 pilots since Ihc end of (lie Second World War. A non profit organization situated at Kcnyon Field, llic club also has food, lounge, billiard and table tennis facil- ities. Besides the 150 in which Mr. Williams took me flying, llic club has a four- Cherokee 1-50. The cost of an airplane va- ries, from about for Ihc Cessna 150 upwards lo mil- lions of dollars. In Canada and the United States, no prior assignment of. altitudes by private aircraft is necessary. There are fly- ing rules, however, including east bonne] and west-bound aircraft flying al even and odd thousands of feel respec- tively, lo avoid collisions. Them is no rule requiring all private aircraft lo have radio communications equip- ment, bul 80 per cent of llic aircraft in southern Alberta are equipped w i I h radio sets. Pilots must have periodic medical examinations to re- new their licences. For per- sons under 40, there must be a medical every two years; over 40, a medical ever y year. Other than those who own aircraft, for recreational pur- poses, most of the private aircraft owners arc persons who need planes for farming and ranching. As lo aircraft rentals. 75 Board helps job-seekers through hire-a-student The l.elbbrJdgc public school board lias donated S1UO towards the 1972 hire a student pro- ram. Sponsored by Lelhbrid g e Manpower and various oilier local organizations, the local program formed in Ifliifl lias won national ac- ctaim as one of the most suc- cessful student placement pro- grams in Canada. Other local donations to- wards the scheme have amounted lo S1.G50. Trustees also scanned aver an evaluation of the ter Elementary School Project, v.liich involves a team-leaching approach rather than the tradi- tional one teacher per classroom melbod. Various recommendations for improve- ment were in Ibe submission. The major pin-pose of the evaluation report was lo find weaknesses in HIP, first stage language arts section of the four part program for young- sters in tirades -1. f> and G. From these weaknesses cor- re-dive changes will he made I and the kinks are expected (o be ironed out by the end of J the school year. An offer by Emmanuel Chris- tian School to purchase 17 used typewriters for a typing class was held over for two weeks lo allow public school students an opportunity to purchase them first as is the customary procedure. Tlie remaining typewriters will then be offered to the school for a fair price. Trustees pave school princi- pals permission to decide whelh- Mayor Filigree Tanner of Magralh said today be is op- posed to the KCMP's proposal lo close tbe police office in his town but added the matter is now in Ihc bands of provincial attorney-general Merv Leitcb "As a matter of economy, the HCMP want.s Iheir men to live in Leihbridgc." Mr. Tanner said. "However, we think it would much better if the of- fices stay in Magralh." The KCMP now maintains an office in Magrath and three of- Character e His Shape! COMING Furnished Aparlmenls Richelieu Towers Hotel Apartments Peel Slroel (rear de A Brand New Building In the Very Heart of the City! may i Meet him next week in cr or not short bicycle safely programs offered by tbe Alber- ta Motor Association and city poliee would he implemented al individual schools. The principle of allowing an outside group sponsored pro- gram at Ihe school level came under shorl bul serious debate by trustees before il was de- cided to lei school principals make Ihe choice in this in- stance. mayor s oppo sed to KCMP policing proposal fleers live in the town. Tbe RCMP proposal is for officers to patrol tbe town in cars from Letbbridge. "We have made our I tion known lo the attorney-gen- eral, and tbe matter is now up lo him to Mr. Tanner said. "If they only want lo close Ihc office, it's not too impor- tant, but if tbe officers slay in j Lelhbridge, we will be incon- Mr. Lcitch said in Kdmonlon hat the matter is still under lonsideralion. per cent of the clients to go places in a hurry. Canadian citizens can fly their private planes lo any- where in Canada and the Uni- ted Slates without prior ar- rangements. To go to other countries, passport, visa and vaccination arrangements must be made. Most of the private aircraft maintain their own runways. Although an experienced pilot can take off and land a Cess- na 150 on a lew bundled feet of runway, regulations stipu- late that a runway tnusl have u minimum length of feel Helicopters are not popular ir, soul hern Alberta because they arc expensive to buy and to maintain. The Lclhbridgc Flying Club is authorized by Ihc Minis- try of Transport lo offer its instruction courses that arc classified as educational in nature, and income tax de- lot's licence can buy and fly any u i r c r a f I under I.OIXJ pounds. To fly a plane pounds and over, a special endorsement of licence is re- quired. A commercial pilot's li- cence oblaiiH'd frtnn the l.ethbridge Flying Club, how- ever, does nol have multi- enginc1 rating bocaiiM1 llie club docs not have multi-en- gine facilities Mr. Ilohs, the Tune Air- 1 ways president, said all his i pilots have multi-engine ral- j ing. The nearest place lo gel j a mulli engine rating is in Calgary. Because of ils small size. the l.ethbridge Flying Club j cannot organize air races, air I shows, high jumping or glid- ing. Both its private pilot's and conuner c i a 1 pilot'i courses do not include para- chuting. Mr. BrodiT said he and K few others inquired into the possibility of organizing a gliding club, but there was not sufficient interest. Although air races and si lows arc not organized lo- cally, pilots may participate in iiiilional events such as the Governor General's Air Ital J) am] the- Air Show in Brit- j ish Columbia norimilly held I in August. I Dr. Walker, who owns R Cessna 102, recalled lhal be had only -100 flying hours be- hind him when be look part in Ihe 13.C. Centennial, cum pot ing against 100 fliers who had hours and more. For ninious reasons. I shall pi not go into details cautionary and measures Time Airv. ays has against hijacking or Ijumbmy throat bul they Ho exist. 1 r. Ross said Time Ai r- lias a classified cotk in be used in case of hijacking or bombing threat, nnti pac- sengers and lug gage aro screened before entering air- craft. Flying is fun, ami you can- not go "higber" than that. According to club ollicials. flying i.s nol difficult lo learn and anyone can learn to drive should be able lo learn lo fly. One feeling one has up !n (be air is that tlie small coni- don't seem lo matter. You huve a higher, bron'lcr vision of mind when looking dov n. in a prize! e Herald INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES ITD. ESTABII5HED 191) lower Floor 517 Aye. S. Phone 327-IS'll B E HARDWARE WALL-to-WALL SALE Every ilem in our slore Itcis IJCGII reduced in price for this GIGANTIC SALE Grass Seed Peat Moss Lawn Fertilizer Garden Supplies Housewares Sporting Goods Giffwares Plaques Sherwin-Williams Paints TREMENDOUS SAVINGS WITH UP TO Fishing Tackle Q Toys Light Bulbs Window Blinds Curtain Rods Drapery Rods Skates Hockey Sticks Shotguns Brooms and many, many, more loo numerous lo mention B E HARDWARE 416 13th St. North Phone 328-3541 He'll moke his first appearance on Mon- day, May 1. Reoder5 are mvjled lo participate in a conlesl lo make up an appropriate name for him. Although Ihis wacky character lins no ncimo, he hos nn unending variety of shapes. He can be anything he wanls to be. One minute he's bigger than Lolla Elephant and the next he's smaller than Crawley Worm. He can become round, square or triangular, fuzzy, slicky or smooth, checked or polka- dotlcd. For Ihc 100 most rmaginalive names sub- milled, SESAME STREET educational toys, puppets and books will be awarded. There will be 20 SESAME STREET toys valued at (rom lo 30 puppets worlh from lo and 50 books valued al From lo Ten SESAME STREET poslcrs will be addi- filial prizes for entrants (rom Ihis area. Hera it an oppcilunily la, rcadfn o( SESAME STUEtT to Ihiir imagination! and porhapi win a Tim tonleil ii optn lo all rr-oden ol (he SESAME STREET comic iliip in the U.S. and Canada, except where prohibiled by Federal, Slale or local laws or regulations. The final jua'ging ol winners will be SCSAME STREET orliil dill Rolcrli and editors ol King Feoturei Erlrici mull te potlmarltcd no later lhan midnight, Saturday, May 20. In the evcnr of Ihe entry bearing the eorlieil postmark will be. adjudged Ihe winner. A complele fill of winners will be available al King Fealurei 235 Eoit 45th Slreel, New York, N.Y, 10017. Juil Ihink up on appropriate name for Ihfl new SESAME STKEET inaiao. ter, fill in Ihii coupon, and mail il before May 20, Ig; THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID P.O. Box 670, Inthbridge, Albcrln What's His Name? SESAME STREfT CONTtiT I V K. 4 A 3 b MALT LIQUOR O KEEFE BREWING COMPANY LIMITED Die Lethbtidge Herald Tlirsr air llic cxli.ts vou'll discover hirurd much longer ;md iiycd In full i lime VDII Ixjlllc ol( )ld lo liriiii; cxlia sii'cimlh ,uid uiinuilcli< d Stock Nhill Liquor. 'II ic irvtili of a MIK mil mess. I i il. Sloe k up u ilh )ltt Sine k hlcndint; ol lines! and disi over cxli .1 Miioollmcss. cxir.i e.Mr.i cxlra lime. l.xuaOkl is exiia s.ni c a ;